Moon Tales: Myths of the Moon from Around the World (Bloomsbury paperbacks)

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There is no place on earth where the moon has not been a cause for wonder and amazement. Everywhere, people marvel at its beauty and try to understand its power. In this collection of stories, we see the moon in all its glory. Stories which sparkle and shine remind us of the mysteries of the moon.

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Each night the moon shines above us casting down its silver light, and everywhere the moon is seen, people have created stories to elucidate its beauty and mystery. In this spellbinding collection of stories from countries around the world, the moon is a man, a woman, a princess, a sister to the sun, even a mischief-maker. These tales of wonder are sacred: they are the attempts of the world's people to understand the moon-its mysterious existence and amazing beauty. Enhanced with the gorgeous illustrations of Debbie Lush, these stories will lift you to a realm where the mysteries are still alive and the magic of the moon is yours to discover.

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The moon assumes various roles and guises in this competent collection of 10 stories originating from various cultures. Given a personality and a voice in many of the narratives, this celestial body is consistently portrayed as a benevolent being. Some of the selections feature familiar themes or characters: in one of the most amusing entries, a sliver of Jewish folklore, the foolish people of Chelm try to capture the moon by trapping its reflection in a bucket of water; and in a West African story, "Anansi," the part-spider and part-man title character throws into the sky a ball that becomes the moon. Though the prose is sometimes uninspired (when a chief offers his daughter to Anansi's son in marriage, "Anansi was pleasantly surprised. The girl was pretty. So he agreed and the celebrations lasted many days"), those who enjoy pourquoi tales will appreciate several legends and myths that playfully explain such phenomena as the marks and shadings on the surface of the moon or its sequence of waxing and waning. Lush's vividly hued, fittingly luminous paintings assume a variety of shapes and sizes and incorporate elements from each culture, yet her artwork as a whole provides a consistent texture and perspective. The full-page scenes, narrow borders and spot art, rendered in an appealingly na?ve style, conveys the setting and tone of each tale. Ages 4-8. (Nov.)
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